Developer Comparison

Developer Comparison

KONA Family

Model

KONA 5
KONA 5
KONA IP
KONA IP
KONA 4
KONA 4
KONA HDMI
KONA HDMI
KONA 1
KONA 1
KONA LHi
KONA LHi
KONA LHe Plus
KONA LHe Plus
AJA SDK NTV2 NTV2 NTV2 NTV2 NTV2 NTV2 NTV2
Windows
macOS
Linux
Current Firmware 2/4/2019 2/5/2019 2/8/2019 10/24/2018 5/10/2018 5/21/2012 3/17/2016
Multiple Firmwares* (8k/ 4k/ ST2110 shown) - - - -
First Supported SDK Version 15.0.1 14.3 10.6 14.2 14.2 10.0.1 9.1

Video Support Overview

KONA 5 KONA IP KONA 4 KONA HDMI KONA 1 KONA LHi KONA LHe Plus
HDR - - -
HFR - -
8K/UHD2 - - - - - -
4K/UHD - - - -
2K/HD 1080p -
2K/HD 1080 PsF -
HD 1080i/HD 720p
SD
47.95/48p (2K, 4K or 8K only) - - - -
2048x1556 p/PsF - - - - - -

Video Capabilities

KONA 5 KONA IP KONA 4 KONA HDMI KONA 1 KONA LHi KONA LHe Plus
Maximum Number of SDI Video Inputs 4 (12G) - 4 (3G) - 1 (3G) 1 (3G) 1 (3G)
Maximum Number of SDI Video Outputs 4 (12G) - 4 (3G) - 1 (3G) 1 (3G) 1 (3G)
Total Number of SDI Video I/O Spigots 4 (12G) - 4 (3G) - 2 (3G) - -
Maximum Number of HDMI Video Inputs - - - 4 - 1.3 -
Maximum Number of HDMI Video Outputs 1 1 1 - - 1.3 -
Total Number of HDMI Video I/O Ports 1 (2.0) 1 (1.4b) 1 (1.4b) 2 (2.0) + 2 (1.4b) - 2 (1.3) -
Total Number of 10GbE SFP+ cages - 2 - - - - -
Number of Analog Video Inputs - - - - - 1 1
Number of Analog Video Outputs - 3 (BoB) - - - 1 -
Independent-Simultaneous I/O - - - -
SMPTE 424 3G I/O - -
SMPTE 259/292/296 -
SMPTE 372 Dual Link - - - - -
SMPTE 2110 - - - - - -
SMPTE 2022-6/7 - - - - - -
8/10 bit RGB Framestore Formats
Number of Independent Framestores 4 4 4 4 2 2 2
Up/Down/Cross-Conversion - - - Down
Number of 1D Luts - 4 4 8 2 2 1
Number of Mixer/Keyer Widgets 1 2 2 - 1 - 1
Number of Color Space Converters - - - - - 2 1
Video Key I/O - - - -
Multiple 2K/HD Extraction from 4K - - - -
XYZ & XYZA 12 Bit Support - - - - - -

Audio

KONA 5 KONA IP KONA 4 KONA HDMI KONA 1 KONA LHi KONA LHe Plus
Number of Embedded Audio Channels per SDI stream 16 16 16 - 16 8 8
Number of Embedded Audio Channels per HDMI stream 8 8 8 8 - 8 -
Number of AES Audio Channels 8 (BoC) - 8 (BoC) - - 2 2
Number of Analog Audio Channels - - - - - 2 2
Unbalanced Analog RCA Monitor Out (stereo pair) - - ✓ (BoB) - - - -

Ancillary

KONA 5 KONA IP KONA 4 KONA HDMI KONA 1 KONA LHi KONA LHe Plus
SMPTE 12M-2 (RP188) - - - - -
Expanded VANC Support - - - - -
Number of LTC Inputs - - - - 1 1 1

Reference

KONA 5 KONA IP KONA 4 KONA HDMI KONA 1 KONA LHi KONA LHe Plus
Genlock - - - -
Analog Reference Input - - - -
Tri-Level Sync - - - - -

Physical and Electrical

KONA 5 KONA IP KONA 4 KONA HDMI KONA 1 KONA LHi KONA LHe Plus
PCIe Gen 2.0 - - -
PCIe Gen 3.0 - - - - - -
Number of PCIe Lanes 8 8 8 8 2 4 4
RS 422 - -
Number of DMA Engines 2 2 2 2 2 3 2
DMA Tranfer Rate in MB/s (typical) 5500 2400 2400 2400 1200 500 500
Peer to Peer DMA transfers (unavailable in MacOS & requires special firmware) - - - - - -
Low Profile Version Available - - - - - -
Breakout Cable (BoC) Available - - -
Breakout Box (BoB) Available - - - -
Board Dimensions L x H (inches) 0.75 x 6.9 x 5.0 0.75 x 8.25 x 5.0 0.75 x 6.9 x 5.0 0.75 x 6.5 x 5.0 T = 0.88 x 7.38 x 4.75 S = 0.75 x 7.25 x 3.125 6.625 x 4.375 6.625 x 4.375
Power Delivery [PCIe slot, PCIe ATX, ext-PS] PCIe slot or ATX PCIe slot PCIe slot PCIe slot PCIe slot PCIe slot PCIe slot
Power Consumption in Watts (maximum) 35W 27W 24W 22W 8W 15W 15W

Please contact third party companies for specifics around their stated support for AJA products.

AJA Desktop Software from AJA provides direct support and plug-ins for: Adobe Creative Cloud Premiere Pro, After Effects and Audition products, AJA Control Room, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer Products and Telestream Wirecast only.